In these photos anglers are preparing for the first weigh-in of the 2010 Bassmaster Classic Lay Lake: Day One.
Elite Series angler Tim Horton targets underwater humps, depending on the the current.
A spring day of bed fishing on the crystal clear waters of Texas' Lake Amistad can be like watching a horror movie, as egg-laden monster largemouths migrate to the shallows to nest and spawn.
While the former Classic Champion has some general guidelines for selecting a color for his topwater, he isn't restricted by norms, notions or rules.
Cast, crank, repeat. Compared to the Rat-L-Trap, few lures on the market produce more consistently with as little effort or expertise.
Brushpiles can also be a deadly technique after the dog days have passed and bass begin to cruise the shallows — if you know where to put them and how to fish them.
"Most people think that if you throw a deep diving crankbait in shallow water, it's going to get hung up, but it doesn't," says the Oklahoma pro.
A willow wizard himself, Hallman knows that when the bass are in the willows, big limits will be weighed in.
On his home waters of Table Rock Lake, Snowden has become a master at cashing checks by coaxing bass from deep water treetops.
When Chad Griffin seemingly came from nowhere to claim his first Elite Series victory on New York's Oneida Lake, many fans wondered how a rookie could topple the biggest names in the sport on a body of water he had never seen before.